Jordan Zimmerman was downright dominate through in April. As we turn the calendar to May, he continued to be dominate in Atlanta as he pitched two-hit ball over eight scoreless innings. Zimmermann struck out eight and retired 17 straight Atlanta hitters before giving way to Rafael Soriano, who worked a perfect night ninth for his eighth save of the season. In his last 17 innings pitched, Zimmerman has allowed three hits, walked one, and has struck out 12. There might not be a hotter pitcher in all of baseball. Zimmerman will face a tough Detroit Tigers lineup in his next start next Tuesday.
Have the Chicago Cubs finally found their closer? Maybe for the moment, but Kevin Gregg is not officially the Cubs closer. Gregg said he was throwing the ball well with the Dodgers in spring training, but he failed to win a spot in their bullpen. Gregg signed with the Cubs earlier this month and now finds himself closing games for a team that was DESPERATE to find anyone that could come in and record three outs in the ninth inning. He earned his fourth save on Monday night in the Cubs 5-3 victory over the Padres. He is a perfect 4-for-4 in save opportunities since joining the club. Cubs manager Dale Sveum continues to say that he will use a closer-by-committee, but odds are he will go with the hot hand and stay with Gregg for now, but don't expect the success to continue. Kyuji Fujikawa, who is soon to return from the disabled list, and Carlos Marmol are certain to get more opportunities to close. This is a still a very unstable situation and fantasy owners need to proceed with caution.